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(…)Mit Präparationen und extended techniques evoziert Steyer mit wieder Altsaxophon und Klarinette in kakophonem Queerfeldein bruitistisch durchsetzte Klangfelder mit archaischem Anstrich.(…)Verzerrt angeraute und flatterzüngelnde Spaltklänge verraten ihre stupende Könnerschaft, die auf jeden gekieksten Missklang das Schlaglicht des gewollten wirft.(…) Weiss der Geier, wieso mir Edith Steyer bisher entgangen ist.“ (Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy)

The solo CD reflects my solo work of the past year. As in the years before, I have explored diverse extended techniques on the clarinet and saxophone and intensified my efforts of reconstructing my instruments. As a former student of social anthropology, I am and always have been interested in ethnomusicology. This is why a part of my music deals with (repetitive) figures that are influenced by tribal music. The add ons are either objects from every day life or parts of other instruments, that I use for preparations on clarinet and saxophone. The preparation deforms the clarinet or saxophone sounds as well as the playing techniques and opens up different possibilities for improvisation.








photos©Ian Stenhouse